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Welcome Back to School 2022-23

Welcome Back to School 2022-23

July 2022

We hope you are enjoying your summer months.  In preparation for the start of the school year, we are sending information for you to mark your calendar and take note of items that will need your attention in the upcoming weeks. 

Referendum Informational Meetings

 

SoWashCo Schools has a bond question on the Aug. 9 ballot to address community growth and student needs. You can learn more about the 10-year facility plan and the bond election to address student growth. Be sure to vote on or before Aug. 9. https://www.sowashco.org/facilityplanning

Woodbury High School principal, Sarah Sorenson-Wagner, will be hosting two informational sessions at WHS. Please plan to attend to learn more about how WHS will specifically be impacted by the bond election. Informational sessions will be held in the WHS Lecture Hall, which can be accessed through the South Entrance. All information presented will be specific to Woodbury High School.

Monday, July 25 at 6:30 PM
Monday, August 1 at 6:30 PM

Fall Sports Registration

Registration for Fall Sports opened on July 15.  Please make sure your student has a current MSHSL Sports Qualifying Physical Form on file--they are good for three years. You can check for your student’s physical form by going under the Health tab of your Parent Portal account. The physical form can be obtained from the WHS Activities website at WHSactivities.org. Physicals can be emailed to Jodi Loeblein-Lecker, faxed to 651.425.4411, or brought into the Activities Office. All physicals should be turned in by Friday, August 12  by 1:00 PM to be able to start morning tryouts and/or practices on Monday, August 15.  

School Fees

South Washington County Schools utilizes a payment system called SmartSchoolK12. This system is used for processing payments for our school fees (parking, transcripts, clubs, etc.) and competitive activities (soccer, hockey, speech team, etc.).

To register your account, please visit sowashco.org/fees, click the “Pay Fees” image and then select the blue "click here to begin our setup process" button.

Directions on how to create your account and add a student to your account are available here.

If you have any issues with the process, please contact fees@sowashco.org. Please note that families will continue paying for school meals through their SchoolCafe account.

Parking Permits

Parking permits will be available for purchase online SmartSchoolK12 beginning August 15. A permit can be purchased for $140 for the entire school year or $50 per subsequent trimester, if the permit is purchased during Trimester 2 or 3.  The free/reduced price for a permit is $70 or $25 per subsequent trimester. The free/reduced price should be reflected when parents checkout in SmartSchoolK12 and is based on their economic indicator shown in Infinite Campus.  Permits for each lot will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Parking information remains posted on the school website throughout the school year for any student who wishes to purchase a permit once school has begun.

Pictures

Pictures are scheduled for August 24 for students in grades 10-12 and September 6 for all 9th grade students. A make-up day will be held September 27.

Visit jostenspix.com for clothing suggestions, online payment details and more.  All ordering, payment, and delivery of photos is made directly with Josten’s. 

All students will need to have their picture taken in order for their 2022-2023 WHS student ID to be generated.   

9th grade students do NOT need to have their picture taken on August 24. They will have the opportunity to take their picture on the first day of school during 9th Grade Orientation.

Seniors may have their pictures taken on these dates as well but do not need to have their picture taken--unless they are new this year to WHS--as student IDs for seniors will be issued using a picture on record from last year.  

Planners

Student planners will be available to purchase for $5 on August 24.  During the school year, planners will be available in the Accounts Office (in the main Attendance office on the first floor) from Ms. Daly. 

Class Schedules

Beginning August 15, parents and students may access their Woodbury High School Student's 2022-2023 class schedule by logging on to the Parent Portal.  Please be aware that we continue to work on the school's Master Schedule throughout the summer, and while your class selections won't change, the class period and teacher could change as we balance class sizes.  Once you are able to view your schedule, please look for the following details:

  • Check for a complete schedule; 18 courses, 6 each trimester.
  • Check that you have the required courses for your grade level in English and Social Studies.
  • Check that you are not repeating a course you have already taken and passed.
  • Note that a 3 trimester class (i.e. English, Social Studies, Science, Math) may or may not change class periods from trimester to trimester.  We also attempt to keep students with the same teacher for our core content areas, but it is not always possible due to schedule constraints and/or student elective course selections.

If you would like to request a change to your schedule, please visit the WHS Counseling webpage to complete the online Schedule Change Request form. The form will be available beginning August 15.

Essential schedule change requests that will be considered:

“Empty” or "Missing" on your schedule

Already had the class

Did not take or did not pass the prerequisite

Elective changes may be considered on a space available basis

Inappropriate academic level

 

Non-essential schedule change requests will not be considered:

Teacher Requests

Lunch Requests

To have the same class as your friend

Counselors are not able to see students individually about schedule changes. The last day to make a schedule change request is Monday, August 22. Please plan accordingly.

Seniors: If you are considering senior study, student aide, AP study hall or independent study, please stop by the counseling office for a form or go to our website.

Textbook Pick-Up

Our summer back-to-school procedures include picking up textbooks.  Students should plan to bring their class schedule to school on August 24 and report to the Media Center to check out any needed textbooks for the year.  We are hopeful this additional opportunity to pick up books in the summer will reduce time out of class during the first weeks of school for our students. 9th grade students do NOT need to pick up their textbooks on August 24. They will have the opportunity to get books on the first day of school during 9th Grade Orientation.

Chromebook Distribution

All WHS students will be receiving a new Chromebook this school year. Students in grades 10-12 can pick up their new Chromebook on August 24 in the Media Center. Students in grade 9 will get their Chromebook during 9th Grade Orientation. Any student unable to pick up their Chromebook on August 24 will be able to get it once school begins. 

Transcripts

We will be assisting Seniors only in ordering their Official Transcripts through Xello.  Students will pay $5 for one transcript or $15 for unlimited transcripts, which can be paid online through SmartSchoolK12, or in the Counseling Office (payable to Woodbury High School). The transcripts will be sent to your college(s) electronically through Xello. Seniors can pay for this service if needed by check on August 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Counseling Office.  Once school begins in September, counselors will be reviewing with seniors the college application process, including how to order transcripts.

9th Grade Orientation

Orientation for all 9th grade students is on Tuesday, September 6 from 8:30 AM to 3:06 PM at Woodbury High School.  This is the official first day of school for incoming 9th grade students. All students in grades 10-12 will begin school on Wednesday, September 7.

Orientation will begin at 8:30 AM in the Main Gym.  We'll be working together in large and small group activities where students will meet their Link Crew Leaders and each other.  It is also a great opportunity to meet building administration, counselors, and other key personnel, as well as learn more about school culture and procedures.   Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to have some fun!  Lunch will be available for all students in the cafeteria.  After lunch, students will receive their schedules and run through a mock schedule which will allow them to find their classes, meet their teachers, determine their lunch period (A, B, or C lunch), locate their locker, and try their combination.  Students will also be able to check out any needed textbooks for the upcoming school year, will receive their chromebook and charger, and will take their school pictures.  Link crew leaders and staff will be on hand to assist with all activities and to lead tours and/or help locate classrooms. 

9th Grade Counseling Meetings

All 9th grade students and their parents/guardians are invited to come meet your Woodbury High School counselor this summer!  As a Counseling Department, we are excited to offer these meetings because we want to get to know our students right away.  It is our intention that you will have the same counselor for the next four years. The sooner we can get to know each other, the more we can assist you throughout your high school years.

9th grade students and parents/guardians are encouraged to come in for a 15-minute appointment to meet with the student’s counselor in August. Your counselor is assigned according to your last name.

You may schedule your counseling appointment beginning August 1. During this appointment we will review your 9th grade schedule, get to know each other, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Our online counseling appointment registration is simple and uses SignUpGenius.com website. Remember to sign up for your appointment based upon your last name!

Scheduling links will be available beginning August 1 and another message will be sent specifically to 9th grade families again at that time.

New Student Orientation (grades 10-12)

Students who are in grades 10-12 that are new to Woodbury High School are also invited to come to WHS from 12:00-3:00 PM on Tuesday, September 6. Unfortunately, there will not be transportation provided at noon, but all students will be able to take their regular school bus route home. We will begin with a welcome and school tour, followed by a mock schedule which will allow students to find their classes, meet their teachers, and determine their lunch period (A, B, or C lunch). All students are still encouraged to come to school on August 24 to pick up their textbooks, take their school picture, find their locker, etc. Additional students will be on hand August 24 , as well as school staff to assist new students.

Meet the Case Manager Event 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 3:30-7:00 PM in WHS Media Center. The Woodbury High School Special Education Department would like to invite you to Meet the Case Manager Night.  This special event is for students who have an IEP. The purpose of this time is for parents and students to stop in and have a short conference with your student’s case manager.  We will also use this time to review your student’s IEP to ensure it accurately reflects service time for the 2022-2023 school year.  This will take approximately 10 minutes.  If a longer meeting time is needed, an appointment with the case manager can be scheduled on a different day.

Students will be able to find out who their case manager is by viewing their class schedule on Parent Portal beginning August 15.   

Open House

Mark your calendar now! Woodbury High School invites you to attend Open House Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 PM.  Open House begins with a welcome in the auditorium at 6:00 PM followed by a bell schedule to follow your student’s schedule and meet teachers. Please prepare for Open House by accessing your student’s schedule on Parent Portal.  If you do not yet have a Parent Portal account, please email ICSupport@sowashco.org to request an account; enter your student's name, the school your student attends, and your student's home address.  "Requester" = parent's name

School Supply List

Woodbury High School does not maintain a list of supplies for students.  Since each student has their own unique schedule when they get to the high school, it is difficult to create one master supply list that would work for everyone.  We ask that each student have a notebook, pen and paper on the first day of school.

Algebra 2 classes and higher: Texas Instrument TI 83, TI 84+ or TI84CE are the most commonly used graphing calculator.  If you are not sure, please contact your student's math teacher.